On sale (subscriptions) - 10am, Monday 15 November 2021
On sale (general tickets) - 10am, Friday 19 November 2021
RSNO Season 2021:22
Shostakovich: Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No2
Shostakovich: Symphony No5
Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony in terror for his life and gave it the title ‘A Soviet artist’s response to justified criticism’. But the music tells another story: of fear, resistance and unbreakable courage. James Conlon explores the many faces of a 20th century genius – joining the phenomenal Simon Trpčeski in the delightful Concerto that Shostakovich wrote for his teenage son, and unleashing the raw satirical energy of Lady Macbeth: music so outrageous that Stalin had it banned.